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APC Backs Fuel Subsidy Removal

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has officially given its backing to the removal of fuel subsidy. The party gave its nod to fuel subsidy removal after President Muhammadu Buhari, presented the 2016 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly yesterday. The party’s national Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in a statement signed […]

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2016 Budget Speech: “The Budget of Change” – Pres. Buhari

2016 Budget Speech: “The Budget of Change” Delivered By: His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria To A Joint Session of the National Assembly (on December 22, 2016) PROTOCOLS I am honoured and privileged to present the 2016 Budget proposal. This is my first address before this joint session of the National Assembly. […]

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US Encourage American Companies To Invest In Nigeria

The United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has described Nigeria as a country conducive for direct foreign investments, pledging that the US will continue to encourage American companies to invest in Nigeria. Entwistle said contrary to the impression being created in some quarters, Nigeria was a pleasant place to do business, as long […]

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Buhari Sacks NDDC Chair, Appoints Ibim Seminitari Ag. Head

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the Managing Director and Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Bassey Dan Abia, of his appointment and subsequently appointed Ibim Seminitari, as the acting head of the commission. Seminitari was commissioner of information in the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Rivers state. The dissolved board of […]

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EFCC Set To Question Bode George, PDP chiefs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is concluding arrangements to invite some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party for questioning, a top source at the commission has said. The plan is part of the ongoing investigations into the arms procurement scam and the party’s 2015 presidential campaign fund. Our correspondent learnt that the commission had […]

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RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Siasia Denies Mikel Request

Samson Siasia has said he never discussed including Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, into Nigeria’s 2016 Olympic football squad with anyone, TheNation Report. The local media was awash with stories that Mikel could be a shock inclusion to the squad with the players reportedly informing an unnamed “source” about his intention to play at the […]

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Miss Columbia Mistakenly Crowned Miss Universe

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqsEojeJISs”]The host of the Miss Universe contest has issued a grovelling apology after he read out the wrong winner, who was then forced to remove the crown. Presenter Steve Harvey said he felt “terrible” for the blunder which was broadcast live on TV. He mistakenly announced Miss Colombia had won the pageant with the […]

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Muslims To Buhari: We’ll Defy Any Ban On Hijab

Some Muslim groups have said they will use every lawful means to resist any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to place a ban on veils for Muslim women in the country. These Muslim groups which include the Muslim Rights Concern, Muslim Ummah of South-West of Nigeria and Muslim Students Society of Nigeria told SUNDAY PUNCH […]

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Arms Scandal: EFCC Plans To Write Ex-President Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may write former President Goodluck Jonathan in connection with its ongoing investigation into arms procurement scam, The PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered that the commission was planning to write the former President because his name had consistently featured in the interrogation of some suspects. A former National Security […]

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FG Orders Investigation Into ‘Drama At Bauchi Airport’

The aviation agencies on Sunday has been directed by the Nigeria Federal Government to carry out an immediate investigation into why Aero Contractors used a ladder to disembark passengers after its chartered flight landed at the Bauchi airport. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, gave the directive after receiving several reports that […]

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NSE Set January 30 As Deadline For Stockbrokers Reclassification

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has directed all stockbroking firms to perfect their status by January 30, next year to align the firms’ capital and capacity with their roles in the stock market. In a circular to all its dealing members at the weekend, the Exchange directed the firms that seek to reclassify their registered […]

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Fuel Scarcity: Kachikwu Orders Petrol Supply For Christmas, New Year

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Managing Director Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has directed the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to embark on renewed special supply intervention measures to ensure availability of petroleum products ahead of the Yuletide and beyond. The […]

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